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9:50 PM ET, March 7, 2008

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Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
McCain Loses Cool With NY Times Reporter  —  ABC News' Bret Hovell Reports: Senator John McCain grew agitated Friday with a New York Times reporter who asked about his 2004 conversation with then-Democratic nominee John Kerry about McCain possibly running as Kerry's vice presidential nominee.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Strike Two for the Times  —  Well, I know that people have waited for John McCain to blow his top on the campaign trail, but if this is what they wanted, I think those folks are in for some disappointment.  The New York Times and other news agencies have passed this around the blogosphere …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
MCCAIN GETS TESTY WITH THE PRESS  —  From NBC's Bethany Thomas  —  What began as a typical chat session with traveling reporters on the plane from Atlanta to New Orleans quickly became a testy exchange with McCain.  The senator was questioned on the details of a conversation …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
John McCain flies off the handle with NY Times Reporter over John Kerry VP question
Elisabeth Bumiller / The Caucus:
McCain Asked About Kerry's V.P. Offer
Discussion: Below The Beltway
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Power on Obama's Iraq plan: “best case scenario”  —  For all the chatter about Obama adviser Samantha Power's calling Clinton a “monster,” another set of remarks made on her book tour in the United Kingdom may be equally threatening to the Obama campaign: Comments in a BBC interview that express …
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Frank James / The Swamp:
Clinton skewers Obama on Samantha Power
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THANK YOU, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER?  —  Let me stipulate to one thing: if this were two Republicans squabbling, I'd be laughing my head off at the moment.  And I can assure you a lot of them are.  —  The Clinton campaign has gotten so deep inside the Obama campaign's collective head it just ain't funny …
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Rasmussen Reports:
42% Want McCain to Answer 3:00 a.m. Phone Call  —  Before Hillary Clinton was declared the winner in Texas, most American voters had read, seen, or heard about her 3:00 a.m. telephone commercial.  A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 43% had seen at least part of the commercial …
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Gary Hart / The Huffington Post:
Breaking the Final Rule  —  It will come as a surprise to many people that there are rules in politics.  Most of those rules are unwritten and are based on common understandings, acceptable practices, and the best interest of the political party a candidate seeks to lead.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and culturekitchen
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Power Resigns Over Hillary-Is-Monster Comment  —  Here's her statement, just sent out by the campaign: … In an interview with The Scotsman, Power called Hillary a “monster” and said other less-than-flattering things about her.  Despite her prompt apology yesterday, the Hillary camp demanded her resignation this morning.
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Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Intel Adviser Breaks with Obama over FISA, Telecoms  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  In a new interview with National Journal magazine, an intelligence adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign broke with his candidate's position opposing retroactive legal protection for telecommunications companies …
Canadian Press:
PMO: Officials only got briefing from Obama campaign  —  OTTAWA — Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton never gave Canada any secret assurances about the future of NAFTA such as those allegedly offered by Barack Obama's campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office said Friday.
Discussion: NO QUARTER and Clive Crook
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:   CANADIAN PM'S OFFICE: HILLARY CAMP MADE NO SECRET ASSURANCES ON NAFTA
Jim McElhatton / Washington Times:
Bill Clinton profits from company tied to felon, China  —  The spring before his wife began her White House campaign, former President Bill Clinton earned $700,000 for his foundation by selling stock that he had been given from an Internet search company that was co-founded by a convicted felon …
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George McGovern / Wall Street Journal:
Freedom Means Responsibility  —  Nearly 16 years ago in these very pages, I wrote that “'one-size-fits all' rules for business ignore the reality of the market place.”  Today I'm watching some broad rules evolve on individual decisions that are even worse.  —  Under the guise of protecting us …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Exclusive capitulation report: House Democratic leadership circulates FISA bill  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  As has been expected for a week now, the House Democratic leadership has prepared and is now currently circulating (while trying very hard to keep it confidential) their so-called “compromise” FISA bill.
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Paul Kiel / TPMMuckraker:
House Dems Circulate Draft of Surveillance Compromise
Chicago Tribune:
Clinton's experience claim under scrutiny  —  Hillary Clinton may have influenced foreign policy, but evidence is scant she played pivotal role  —  WASHINGTON - Surrounded by military leaders in a Cabinet-style setting, Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she has “crossed the threshold” …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Clinton Rules  —  The new meme is that politics has returned to normal and that this election will now be run by Clinton rules.  Many are relieved by this.  You could sense the palpable discomfort among many in Washington that their world might actually shift a little next year.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama responds: “She doesn't have standing to question my position”  —  Pressed on Iraq, Obama in Wyoming goes where he's very successfully gone all campaign: Back to his opposition to the Iraq war, and Hillary's vote to authorize it.  Per the campaign transcript:
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clark and Rubin attack “amateur hour”  —  Retired NATO commander Wes Clark and former State Department spokesman Jamie Rubin attacked Samantha Power on a Clinton conference call just now, a fairly poignant moment because Power, in the past, has been their vocal ally.
Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
McCain Rejects Anti-Catholic Views  —  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday repudiated any views of a prominent televangelist who endorsed him last month “if they are anti-Catholic or offensive to Catholics.”  —  McCain has come under fire since …
Discussion: Bill Moyers Journal
 
 
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY....Over the past few days there's …
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